Posts tagged unconstitutional
By Adam Dick
Judge Andrew Napolitano Explains Court Ruling on NSA, Describes Conspiracy Against US Constitution
In interviews Monday and Tuesday, Judge Andrew Napolitano explains the Monday United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruling that certain US National Security Agency mass spying activities are “almost certainly unconstitutional”—a ruling that buttresses Napolitano’s column last week describing such mass spying as a criminal conspiracy to violate rights guaranteed by the US Constitution.
In a Fox and Friends interview with Elisabeth Hasselbeck Tuesday, Napolitano, an RPI Advisory Board member, explains conclusions of the court ruling he believes the US Supreme Court will ultimately review:
So not only is this unconstitutional because it violates the Fourth Amendment, not only is this wrong because it permits the government to listen to all phone calls and keep copies of them forever, but there isn’t even any evidence that it works.
Speaking Monday with Stuart Varney on Fox Business’s Varney and Company, Napolitano expresses how beyond the pale the NSA’s mass spying activities are by comparing the NSA’s dragnet surveillance to Napolitano’s experience with search warrant requests in his former career as a New Jersey state judge. Napolitano explains:
You know I sat on the bench in our home state for many years. I probably signed hundreds, maybe thousands, of search warrants. If the police came to me and said, “We want a search warrant for everybody in this zip code because we are looking for one bad guy,” I wouldn’t have signed it, and no judge in the state would have signed it.
Napolitano describes in his column from last week the criminal conspiracies behind mass spying in the US, involving conspirators from US presidents to telecom employees to local police. The column begins with the following:
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Sheriffs Speak Out – Will Not Support Unconstitutional Gun Laws
I am afraid it’s so. Now to have your grievances redressed by your government you will have to submit to a face scan. Folks, we live in a police state.
How did they get a biometric facial photo? Likely your REAL ID drivers license. Don’t you just love how you were informed that the State was taking a biometric photo of you? Tennessee is one of 13 States to have complied with all 18 benchmarks of the REAL ID, which includes a biometric facial image capture.
It’s bad enough that you have to submit to x-rays. Now have your face scanned. What’s next, rectal inspections?
Read more about government privacy invasion through the drivers license here. There are multiple articles. Try reading them all.
My letter to the Tennessee General Assembly:
A facial scan to get into the capitol building is completely unacceptable. One should not have to submit to tyrannical measures simply to redress their grievances.
Tennessee has become a vassal to the federal government, complying with all 18 benchmarks of the REAL ID act, while pretending to resist it through non-binding resolutions. While you set around begging the federal government to repeal the unconstitutional law, your let State bureaucrats implement it anyway.
Stop the tyranny now. People coming to the State legislature are not suspected of crimes. There’s no probable cause to assume that someone discontent with their government and/or some law(s) is a criminal and needs to be searched through x-rays and facial scans simply to address their elected representatives. Redress is protected by the first amendment.
Remember that you are servants of the people, not kings on thrones. This pedestal of tyranny that you stand on needs to be knocked out from under you and destroyed. If you are so afraid of serving, then don’t. Let someone else who doesn’t live in fear, and therefore subject the people to tyranny as result, serve.
Let freedom ring!
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By Jim Hoft
Cpl. Joshua Boston, the U.S. Marine who wrote a scathing letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) over proposed new gun control legislation was on FOX and Friends this morning. Feinstein wants to outlaw 120 specifically-named firearms including certain semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns.
Joshua Boston told FOX and Friends that Feinstein’s defense of her gun banning proposal is absurd.
“The idea that the rights of existing gun owners is strictly limited to hunting and sporting purposes is just absurd and has no basis in the Bill of Rights.”
Boston also said we need to look at the gun free zone laws that leave people defenseless. At the end of the interview Joshua Boston admitted that anti-gun leftists are calling for his death since his letter went viral.
Video source: http://youtu.be/rh1sQdlahoE
Are unconstitutional laws really laws at all? US Marine Corporal Joshua Boston appeared on CNN today to defend his letter to Senator Diane Feinstein where he stated clearly how he opposed her attempts to regulate or register his weaponry.
The question of whether an unconstitutional law is actually a law is at the center of a fierce debate in modern America. When the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare in the past year many stated clearly that unconstitutional opinions handed down are still illegal and unenforceable. Senator Rand Paul stated “Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right.”
Those who favor a strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution claim that even the 16th Amendment (income tax) and the 17th (direct election of senators). So would any law that required gun restrictions be unconstitutional in light of the clarity of the 2nd amendment’s declarative “shall not be infringed”?
Watch the video and the read the marines letter to Sen. Feinstein below.
Senator Dianne Feinstein,
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.
I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
We, the people, deserve better than you.
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
Published on Dec 24, 2012
The Louis E. Carabini Distinguished Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit: “The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach”. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012. Includes an introduction by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
Music by Kevin MacLeod.
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You will be asked for “Papers, and blood sample, please”
The TN Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the TN Highway Patrol, will be setting up “no-refusal” checkpoints throughout Tennessee this holiday season. If you are stopped at one of these checkpoints you will be asked for your papers, and likely administered a sobriety test which could include a forced blood sample!!! If you think you have nothing to worry about, keep in mind that TN DUI Officers have in the past have been warned to arrest more people “or else” which means they have every incentive to meet their quota. Once your blood and DNA is forcibly extracted from you it gets stored in a government database.
Here is the official release from the TN government -
Here is a list of when and where the checkpoints will be located:
If you should happen to not be able to avoid one of the “vampire checkpoints” listed at the above link please take the time to watch the following instructional videos in order to be prepared for your encounter.
10 rules for dealing with law enforcement:
7 rules for recording law enforcement:
DON’T TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT – PART I & II:
CITIZENS GUIDE TO SURVIVING POLICE ENCOUNTERS:
PRINT OUT THIS MINI POCKET CARD OF RIGHTS FOR YOUR WALLET OR GLOVE BOX:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHEN ENCOUNTERING LAW ENFORCEMENT (full version):
Video of how to get through a checkpoint:
PS – On edit – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey voted for this and admits his ignorance at how this could possibly be an invasion of privacy. See the video of his own words here
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Unlike Romney and Obama, Ron Paul is neither a repeater of Republican Party platitudes about “America’s greatness” nor a mumbler of silly socialist platitudes that sound like they were paraphrased directly from The Communist Manifesto (“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”). Ron Paul is a seriously learned man when it comes to economics and political philosophy. He is very familiar with the writings of all the classical liberals, especially Austrian School economists such as Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, F.A. Hayek, and Murray Rothbard. As such, he must know that Rothbard considered John C. Calhoun, the nineteenth-century U.S. Senator, Secretary of War, and Vice President of the United States to have been one of America’s greatest political philosophers as well.
Because of his educational background, Ron Paul would have articulated Romney’s truthful comment about how the moochers and parasites of American society (“the 47%”) are on the verge of overwhelming the producers politically. He would not have gotten involved in the mindless media “debate” over whether it is 47 percent or 49 percent of American adults who pay no income taxes but receive benefits from government. He likely would have quoted or paraphrased Rothbard’s favorite American political philosopher, Calhoun, from his magisterial 1850 Disquisition on Government instead.
“When once formed,” Calhoun wrote, a political community “will be divided into two great parties – a major and minor – between which there will be incessant struggles on the one side to retain, and on the other to obtain the majority . . . . ” Consequently, “some portion of the community must pay in taxes more than it receives back in disbursements; while another receives in disbursements more than it pays in taxes.”
The community is thus divided into “two great classes – one consisting of those who . . . pay the taxes . . . and the other, of those who are the recipients of their proceeds.” This will in turn lead to “one class or portion of the community [being] elevated to wealth and power, and the other depressed to abject poverty and dependence, simply by the fiscal action of the government.”
I would like to graciously thank my friend Keith Broaders for sending me the links to these videos. He is a true patriot, active on many levels and one of his web sites that is filled with information that I would encourage all to visit is http://constitutionalsheriffs.ning.com.
Constitution for Beginners Part 2
Constitution for Beginners Part 3
Constitution for Beginners Part 4